Year after year, a new crop of stars appears, ready and willing to make waves when it comes to personal style. On that note, we decided there was no better time of year to celebrate the latest crop of rising stars than now, which brings us to today’s special edition It Girl story. Although many of you will recognize these four faces—Erin Heatherton, Solange Knowles, Shailene Woodley, and Jessica Chastain—we have yet to celebrate their personal style here at Mama’s A Rolling Stone, so sit back, relax, and read on to discover all the need-to-know details on why these four lovely ladies are the ones to watch in 2012. Read on!
The latest Victoria’s Secret model to pop up on our radar is Erin Heatherton—and with good reason! Not only has she made headlines as a Victoria’s Secret angel, but she is consistently turning heads with her modern-boho aesthetic. Case in point: the outfit she put together for a party in Los Angeles last year. It definitely had a 70s-inspired bohemian vibe to it, but Erin ensured it erred on the contemporary side. This know-how is what makes Erin a “model to watch” this year. To try out Erin’s style for yourself, check out these key pieces: Daniel Rainn’s Maxi Dress ($32) and Sachin + Babi’s Hayley Jacket ($380).
Although Solange Knowles has been in the spotlight for some time, we have a feeling her star will rise this year—thanks, in part, to the fact she recently signed on with Next Model Management. When it comes to fashion, Solange can always be counted on to take risks—she certainly never shies away from a bright color or bold print. For proof, just look at the printed dress she wore to a Mulberry party in New York City last year. That said, if you want to take notes from Solange, check out key pieces like Vera Wang’s Abstract-Print Dress ($995) and (Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Sphinx Skirt ($214).
Beginning with a Golden Globe nomination for The Descendants, this is sure to be a big year for Shailene Woodley. When it comes to personal style, Shailene effortlessly walks the line between fashion-forward and age appropriate. Take, for instance, the outfit she put together for Variety’s Indie Impact Award Brunch in Palm Springs earlier this month. Her dress has a flirty vibe but did not look out of place on the starlet, while her metallic ballet flats gave the ensemble a low-key yet luxe twist. To make Shailene’s look your own, check out key pieces like Woodford & Co’s Tuscan Dress ($211) and ASOS’s Tweed Dress ($98.48).
Jessica Chastain was in three major movies in 2011, and she has a slew of films lined up for release this year. In other words, we can expect to see plenty of her on the red carpet scene. Jessica tends to favor ladylike looks when it comes to the red carpet, opting for dreamy cocktail dresses, effortlessly sophisticated gowns, and sweet separates—like the pale blue Dior Haute Couture bustier and skirt she wore to a screening of The Debt in New York City last year. To capture Jessica’s look, check out key pieces like Tibi’s Ruffled Silk-Chiffon Gown ($540) and Donna Morgan’s Belted Chiffon Dress ($158).
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